Sara Manente lives in Brussels and works as a choreographer and performance artist.
Her solo work is focused mainly on the understanding of dance as a performative language on its own as in Lawaai means Hawaai (2009) and Faire un four (2011). Since 2016 she started a research around the critical relationship between dance and language: Spectacles are written texts, interviews and a 3D film in collaboration with Christophe Albertijn questioning: What does dance tell us? and How are we to talk about dance?
Since 2004, she has made performances, videos and research projects of her own and in collaboration: with Alessandra Bergamaschi Democratic forest (research and workshops, 2008-2009), To park (performance installation, 2008-2010), with Ondine Cloez and Michiel Reynaert Some performances (video, 2008) and Grand Tourists (experimental in-situ project, 2010).
In 2004-5, she created and produced two pieces in collaboration with Marcos Simoes and since 2012 they have been working together again questioning notions of collaboration and the relation with the audience by making performances and workshops: This place (a series of works based on ESP -extra sensorial perception- with seven artistic couples, 2012-2014), x: I liked B better/ y: I am 29 too (telepathic experiment between North and South Korea, 2013), Tele Visions (telepathic performance with the audience, 2015/2016) and Lava (a mixed media dance performance, 2016).
Since 2009 she has been working as performer or collaborator with Juan Dominguez, Kate McIntosh, Aitana Cordero Vico, Marcos Simoes, Jaime Llopis, Nada Gambier and Gaëtan Bulourde.
Sara is one of the founding members of Cabra vzw